Pages tagged "Law Enforcement"

Riding the Medical Marijuana Roller Coaster

| February 27, 2008 |

OK, the title of this post might be a bit misleading. I haven't ridden any medical marijuana themed rides lately, but many of us have been riding a political and legal roller coaster. Here are some of the ups and...

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California Weekly Roundup

| February 22, 2008 |

Assemblyman Leno and ASA Introduce Patients' Employment Rights Bill This week, Assemblyman Mark Leno, working with ASA, introduced AB 2279, a bill that would protect a patient's right to work and will help end discrimination against patients in the workplace....

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Is Newsom Waiting Until the Feds Come Knocking in San Francisco?

| February 07, 2008 |

It was interesting today to see three local newspapers (SF Chronicle, Associated Press, and Bay Area Reporter) cover the issue of Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) interference in California's medical marijuana law and its impact on San Francisco dispensaries. No less...

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Advocates Urge Presidential Candidates to End DEA Raids by Executive Order

| January 29, 2008 |

Nationwide campaign launched today to end federal enforcement against medical marijuana With only a week left until Super Tuesday, medical marijuana advocates launched a nationwide campaign today to urge presidential candidates to end federal raids in states with medical marijuana...

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2007: ASA's Year in Review

| January 09, 2008 |

In the January edition of ASA's monthly newsletter, we review much of what we accomplished in 2007, including: Winning a legal victory that forces law enforcement to return medical marijuana to valid California patients Co-sponsoring the largest HIV/AIDS lobby day...

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California Weekly Round Up

| January 04, 2008 |

Oakland Mayor Dellums Speaks Out for Safe Access On December 20th, Oakland Mayor Ron Dellums came out strongly in support of medical cannabis patients and dispensaries by issuing a statement and sending a letter to House Judiciary Chair John Conyers...

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Court of Appeals Orders Police to Return Medical Marijuana

| December 03, 2007 |

For years there has been harassment against medical marijuana patients through the confiscation of their medicine, and, until now, there had been no clear statement on this by the appellate courts. On Wednesday, this changed. In City of Garden Grove...

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California Weekly Round Up

| November 30, 2007 |

Victory in Kha Case Will Have a Major Impact for Patients This week, medical marijuana patients throughout California received a monumental victory.  On Wednesday, a California Appeals Court ruled that “it is not the job of the local police to...

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Visiting with Stephanie Landa

| November 29, 2007 |

Jane is a medical marijuana activist and ASA volunteer in the Greater Los Angeles Area. Recently, I joined fellow activists Ana and Chris to make our bi-monthly trek up the 5 freeway for a visit with our friend Stephanie Landa. ...

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California Weekly Round Up

| November 21, 2007 |

ASA & Local Advocates Prevail in Orange County! From California Campaign Director, Don Duncan Supervisor Bates has pulled her motion to deny collectives and cooperatives licenses from the Board’s agenda. The decision stems from input from ASA and her constituents...

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